This entire climb is all uphill, but don’t let that alarm you — it follows an access road all the way to the tower. Pass through the steel gate and follow the obvious course of the road. As you near the top it becomes more of a foot trail as it passes by the radio maintenance shed. The fire tower is open, so be sure to climb on up and check out the views. The old mining communities of Mineville, Witherbee, and Moriah are directly below and large mounds of mine tailings can be seen in the distance. Vermont can be seen far off in the distance.
Note: On some maps there is a secondary foot trail to the summit that is also found along Dalton Hill Road. That trail is no longer maintained.
Trailhead: From Exit 30 off I-87, follow Route 9 south for 0.1 mile and turn left on Tracy Road. Follow Tracy Road to Witherbee and turn left on Dalton Hill Road on the left, follow that for 1.6 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking is on the right.
Elevation: 1,848 feet
Ascent: 200 feet
Distance: 0.3 mile one way. This easy hike typically takes less than an hour to complete.